the old days, the veranda, sheltered
under the massive lodge pole beams, used to frame the entire
front side of the lodge. Endless rows of wicker chairs lined
the porch as if seating was in place to view the brilliant hues
of the burnt orange Sierra sunset. Fleecy warm blankets draped
over the laps of guests kept them warm from the evening
In 1921, a
fire damaged the Inn, and with it,
much of the veranda, dining room, and second floor were destroyed.
As a result, the lodge was reconfigured, however, the veranda was
not rebuilt to wrap around the lodge as before.
With the newly
restored veranda, it will once
again span the entire length of the lodge, as it did almost 100 years
ago. And guests will once more enjoy conversation amidst the magnificent
backdrop of the golden sun, azure blue skies and bright starry nights.
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